WWGOA LIVE! July 2020

Duration: 1:02:33

Our July LIVE event went great, except for me forgetting to take the tag off my new jeans.

Here’s what happened:
1:05 Free plans for Scraps to Projects
2:25 Noise dampening for a dust collector
4:40 Turning gum wood
5:35 Glue on two surfaces, or only on one?
7:35 5/4 cedar for a picnic table
9:18 Panel saws
10:25 Chainsaw sawmill?
11:40 Projects for middle school kids
13:20 Respirator face shield
13:50 Epoxy weeping into grain – Penetrating epoxy
16:20 Wood choice for practicing
17:30 Wax to make fasteners go in easier?
18:30 Shipping Adirondack chairs?
19:25 Shifting from a woodworking hobby to pro
21:05 Jointed a board and it has a bow
22:40 When to use grain filler – Aquacoat products
24:30 Dust collection on a router table
25:30 Covering screws – Plug cutters
25:50 Finish for outdoor sign
27:20 Track saw instead of a panel saw?
28:30 Tables level with miter saw?
30:35 Belt sand parallel to the grain?
29:50 Getting glue off the bars on parallel jaw clamps
32:00 Dowels for draw bore joints
32:10 Grizzly tools?
33:45 Filling a chip with sawdust/glue/stain – Timbermate wood dough
37:00 Mill a dead pine tree?
37:12 Cleaning up an old lathe – Bostik Glide Coat
39:00 George’s adze
40:30 Woodworking for beginners
42:05 Hand tools for kids
44:50 Resin on outdoor furniture – Mas Art Pro
45:15 Jointing plywood
47:00 Cremation casks
47:35 Stain cedar?
47:55 George’s travel schedule
48:30 Emblem over door
48:45 Jointer or planer first?
50:15 Deep pour epoxy
50:33 Finish for a desk
52:25 Woodworking in a monsoon. Humidity?
53:25 Tips for shop layout – Work triangle
54:20 Securing patterns – Spray adhesive
56:45 Binding on a table saw
57:00 Flush trim bit diameter
57:50 Blade coat on a blade on a SawStop?
58:00 Upgrade a bandsaw with a quick release?
58:55 Cleaning rust off a table saw
59:45 Connecting with a woodworking club
60:00 Sander recommendations

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24 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE! July 2020”
  1. Punkaj Dua
    Punkaj Dua

    Can there be a t track perpendicular to router bit to move work piece perpendicular to make dados if making spice rack with shelves?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      You can use that setup to make dados.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  2. Robert Cox
    Robert Cox

    Is there a good, reasonably priced epoxy you would recommend for waterfall tables?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      I haven’t found that there’s a single best brand. The most important thing is to read the manufacturer’s instructions about using the resin; recommended temp, how thick you can pour at one time, cure time……

      -George
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Kim!

      George was able to answer this in the live stream!

      Thank you!

      Jessica
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Table top formulas are pretty forgiving. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions regarding temperature, how thick you can pour, and other parameters that affect the epoxy.

      -George
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  3. Dave
    Dave

    Will freezing wood eliminate beetles or other pests in fresh cut slabs? Also, if I use Bora Care on wood, can I still use mineral oil and expect that the wood will be “food safe?”

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      The only way that I know of to eliminate pests is with heat. Freezing might help with some types of pests, but not everything. I’m not familiar with Bora Care, but just based on a quick Google search, my intial reaction would be to avoid using wood that was treated with it for any food contact applications. But I’d suggest contacting the manufacturer to see if they have any guidelines on this.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  4. Bill
    Bill

    I build outdoor furniture with 2×4 pine lumber. In order to cut down on sanding I am thinking of buying a hand planer. Are they that useful?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      In my opinion they are not a great tool for that. They are a nice tool for rough carpentry, such as fitting a jammed door, or adding a hewn look to a project. But they lack the precision to use for precision work such as what you are doing. I’d suggest a traditional hand plane for that. It will give you a great surface very quickly, and give you much better control than a power planer.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      The best way to do this is on a jointer. If you don’t have one, you could try going straight to a planer. If it is strictly cupped and not twisted or bowed, that should work. You could use a hand plane. If it is badly cupped then I’d suggest ripping it and flattening smaller pieces.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  5. Bob Anderson
    Bob Anderson

    I’ve been using router bits with bearings for quite awhile. But I’m not really familiar with those bushings. What are they and how do they work? Thanks

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Bushings allow you to use non-bearing straight bits to follow a pattern. They are particularly useful for enclosed patterns where plunge cutting is ideal. Here’s an example: https://amzn.to/3bNCujp

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  6. Wayne Mills
    Wayne Mills

    Which spiral router bit is more useful, in general–upcut or downcut?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Upcut bits are better for rapid stock removal, and downcut leave a better cut quality. I mainly use spiral bits for mortise work, so I mainly use upcut bits.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      MDF is a great surface to paint. Prime it first, then use any paint that you want.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  7. Kenny
    Kenny

    I’ve been asked to build a wooden sign for a business. It would need to be about 4′ to 4.5′ in diameter and hang from a tall sign hanger. What is the best way to join boards that will be in the weather? Is marine plywood an option? I’ve never been asked to do a project like this before, so any help would be appreciated.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Marine plywood should work for this. Also, you can join boards using a waterproof glue such as Titebond 3.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  8. Anthony Pilato
    Anthony Pilato

    Best way to remove a convex warp from a maple dresser top that’s already been removed from the unit?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      You can try adding weight to the convex side, but a warp can be a difficult thing to remove. If you applied a different number of coats of finish to the top vs. the bottom, that is a common culprit for warping. You can try applying more finish to the bottom and see if that helps.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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